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OSS : The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency by  R. Harris Smith - Hardcover - 1972 - from DBookmahn's Used and Rare Military Books and

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OSS : The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency

by Smith, R. Harris

Condition: Very Good++/Very Good++

Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.: University of California Press, 1972. Bok contains 458 pages with a few illustrations. Tiny bit of dirt on spine of dj. Could be cleaned off. Inside extremely clean and tight (never been read). A fascinating historical reconstruction of the OSS story. Read about the involvement of the man who was later to become Pope Paul VI in an American espionage network in Tokyo in 1943; the British plot to overthrow the Franco government of Spain in 1942; General Donovan's secret directive ordering OSS espionage against the Russians long before the end of World War II; and many similar clandestine operations never before described in detail.. Hard Cover/Boards. Very Good++/Very Good++. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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